Articles tagged with: Doctors & Hospital Visits

Discharge Planning: A Guide to a Smoother Transition

Posted by: The Bristal

If you or a senior loved one are in the hospital or are preparing for a scheduled surgery, planning for discharge is a vital part of the recovery process. Utilizing the right resources for follow-up care can be especially important in helping prevent older adults from being readmitted to the hospital.

Good discharge planning can help patients make a smoother transition to the next step of their recovery. Failing to plan can have the opposite effect. One study found that, on discharge from the hospital, 30% of patients have at … read more

Posted in: Caregiving & Family
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Assessment for Admission to Assisted Living: What to Expect

Posted by: Maryellen McKeon, Senior Vice President of Operations

Dear Maryellen,

My husband suffered a stroke a few months ago and is currently in a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. He is reaching the end of his therapy and will soon be discharged. I have reluctantly accepted that he will not be able to come home. His physician has advised me to find an assisted living community for him. Can you tell me what kind of assessment is required for admission to The Bristal? Also, is there a waiting list for new residents?    -Alicia in Huntington Station, NY

Dear Alicia,

I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s health. We work … read more

Posted in: Transitioning to Assisted Living
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